If you're looking for nature, and are
trying to get away, here are a few of
our favorite places.
Most State Parks around DFW are full
on Holidays, but there are a few that
are large enough to handle the volume.
Have a look around, hope you can find
something usefull here.
Fairfield Lake State Park
This Park is our Favorite!
It is a 2-1/2 hour drive from the
Metro-plex, but well worth it.
The park is HUGE and even when it is
crowded, you don't really know it.
The camp sites are tucked in the trees
and are fairly secluded.
The animals of this park are in Great
numbers. The Racoons are pests, and will
even come up to you at night. The Deer walk right into your camp site with no fear. It is a Great Place for Kids!
The lake is big and the fishing is good.
There are 2 double wide boat ramps and
fishing piers with cleaning facilities.
The Hiking and Biking trails are Great
and are maintained by the park staff.
There are 3 different Bike trails, with
all having different levels of skill.
The Trails go thru THICK Woods and creek
beds(some with bridges, some not)and the
hills are very rugged and steep. Very
Scenic! These trails are rarely crowded
and you pretty much have them to
yourself. Always remember, Never Ride
Alone! WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE as there
is plenty of it!
This is one of the finest parks we have
found, so load up and give it a try!
Cleburne State Park
Great LITTLE Park!
It has something for all ages.
The Camping sites are set up for RV's
with water, electric, and sewage.
It has tent camping areas with water
only, but you can get a site with both.
The Park offers a wide variety of things for your family entertainment.
Playground and Volleyball area, horseshoe pitching, swimming area, and
plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and having fun.
This is a scenic park, with a great
drive into the camping areas.
The park has a small lake (5 mph speed
limit) with good fishing, and canoe
rentals. One boat ramp, and no fish
Biking and Hiking trails are very rugged
and very scenic. Caution must be used
on this bike trail!
Experts Only Recomended!!
Crowded on holidays.
Weekends are Good.
Middle of Week is BEST!
Great fishing, but it is a catch and
release only lake (black bass).
Lots of trees and big fish, with 2
lighted fishing piers.
There is a 50 boat limit, so you have to
reserve a slot.
The camp sites are VERY SECLUDED for a
The hiking trail is good, but there are
no mountain bike trails at this time.
Good park to camp and fish!
Brownwood State Park
This park is Big and has lots of camping
areas for tents and rv's alike. Screened
shelters are available.
Watch out for Snakes! West Texas has
some big Rattlers, and them pesky
Racoons will get into your minnow bucket
and steal your minnows.
It is crowded on certain holidays, but
the size of the park makes up for the
amount of people.
Check out the Old Stone Buildings and
Stone Fences, and there are remnants of
the original park that was built by the
CCC back in the 1930's. Very Scenic and
Vastly different from the parks in East
Texas. Very Nice Park!!